Vienna, the charming capital of Austria, is magnificent and luxurious, charming and beautiful just like the music is. At the same time it is a developed metropolis with a modern rough pace of life, where the main offices of the largest Austrian businesses, insurance companies and banks are situated. Fairs of international caliber are held in the capital of Austria twice a year, and various congresses, conferences and exhibitions are held almost every day. Headquarters of the most influential international organizations are in the Vienna International Centre. This is the third UN seat, after New York and Geneva.
In no other city life seems more beautiful: according to a recent study, the federal capital of Austria Vienna is for the sixth consecutive year ranked the 1st in the list of the most comfortable cities to stay.
The cost of renting and purchasing offices, apartments and houses in Austria is considered to be one of the most accessible in Central Europe.
Vienna is divided into 23 districts:
- InnereStadt – the cultural center of the city with historic architecture, it is the most fashionable and expensive district of Vienna.
- Leopoldstadt – one of the fastest growing district of Vienna. Prater, one of the largest and most beautiful parks is situated on its territory. a large number of immigrants live in some parts of the second district, and historically this district is considered to be Jewish, synagogues are located here.
- Landstraße – is a cultural and entertainment center of Vienna, the diplomatic district. The Embassies are concentrated here, including that of the Russian Federation. Concert halls, Belvedere Palace …
- Wieden – the main buildings of the district were built in the late 19th century, have elegance and style. One of the favorite districts for permanent residence. The church Karlskirche is the jewel of this place.
- Margareten – is a district with a large number of municipal buildings. About 30% of immigrants from Turkey and Serbia reside in this district. You will find many cozy cafes and restaurants here.
- Mariahilf – is a business district of Vienna. The largest and most important shopping street Mariahilferstraße is here.
- Neubau – one of the centers of cultural life. It is ideal for creative, liberal and energetic young people. The trendy cafes, bars and clubs are concentrated here. The most popular place of the district is the Spittelberg quarter, which is built in the Biedermeier style.
- Josefstadt – Vienna district of intellectuals: Due to the nearness of the Rathaus and Parliament many politicians, including the President of Austria live here. Also, the district is considered a student one, as it borders with the main building of the University of Vienna and the campus, where most faculties are concentrated.
- Alsergrund – is a Vienna center of health and medicine, as the AKH – Central Hospital of Vienna is located here. Also the Vienna Agricultural University, a lot of faculties of the University of Vienna, the largest medical university in the German-speaking countries – the Medical University of Vienna, a famous French high school Lycée Français de Vienne and Higher school of fashion and economics are situated on the territory of Alsergrund.
- Favoriten – the district with the largest population. Mainly the Turks and immigrants from the former Yugoslavia live here. There are several industrial and commercial areas. The main shopping street of the district – Favoritenstrasse (Favoritenstraße) – is the pedestrian precinct and provides all kinds of shops, cafes and bars. the central train station of Vienna is also located here, a convenient point of departure to other cities and countries.
- Simmering – industrial district with a lot of enterprises on the right bank of the Danube Canal. Four gas storages 70 m high – Vienna Gasometers – remained from the days when gas for the city was produced here. They have recently been reconstructed and now these are unusual buildings with apartments, offices, shops and a cinema. The proximity of the Vienna – Schwechat airport (Flughafen Wien – Schwechat) makes Simmering an attractive district for living for the people, who have to travel a lot.
- Meidling – is a residential district that is popular among the Viennese, especially among the working class. It is in demand due to the convenient transport links, proximity to recreations and a variety of shops.
- Hietzing – is a luxury green district of Vienna, the summer residence of the Habsburg dynasty – the palace and park complex of Schonbrunn is its jewel. Wealthy people prefer Hietzing, because it is a beautiful district with a high quality of life.
- Penzing looks like a suburb, although the modern urban buildings are here and there. The district also stands out due to its ski area Hohe Wand Wiese, where one can go skiing without leaving Vienna.
- Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus – the largest part of immigrants – 37% – is in this area. Westbahnhof (“West Railway Station”) – one of the three main railway stations of Vienna and Vienna City Hall (Wiener Stadthalle) – the largest center for events in Austria are situated here. An art and entertainment center LugnerCity with many shops is also here.
- Ottakring – one part of the district is inhabited by Turkish immigrants. The more distant area from the center of the city is located on a hill at the border with the Vienna woods, a number of villas and private houses with large green recreation areas lined up here. The famous point of interest of this place is the Castle Hotel Vilhelminenberg (Wilhelminenberg) with a lookout over the city, situated at an altitude of 450 m. The romantic surroundings of the castle invite to walk.
- Hernals – is one of the greenest districts of Vienna, notable for the architectural diversity. The construction of metro line U5 will start in Hernals in 2018. It will be completed in 2023. A new Metro line will give impetus to the development of the district.
- Währing – a part of the district, bordering on the inner ring of the city, is densely built up; apartment buildings predominate here, there are opportunities for the rental business. There is a large number of parks far away from the center. The district is of interest in architectural terms as well. There is the Cottage quarter (Cottageviertel) with a lot of XIX century houses, built in the English country house style. There are several embassies and a great choice of restaurants in Währing, and there is a University of Agriculture (Universitätfür Bodenkultur).
- Döbling – is the most expensive and prestigious district of Vienna, luxury houses and villas are surrounded by greenery of the Vienna Woods and vineyards. The Kahlenberg scenic view point offers the most beautiful views over Vienna. International schools and University are located here. Döbling – is a green, quiet part of town, which has the necessary infrastructure. This district perfectly suits for those who want to live in a rural atmosphere, without leaving Vienna.
- Brigittenau – the district is located on the island between the Danube and the Danube Canal, thus 21% of the territory is represented by water areas. The most famous item of interest is the “Millennium” tower, which is the second tallest building in Austria. A large number of immigrants live in the area.
- Floridsdorf – the district is situated on the banks of the Danube, it is the second largest in Vienna and it has good transport links to the city center. The part of the foreign population is about 17%. Floridsdorf will suit lovers of nature: a popular recreation area Bisamberg (Bisamberg) is located here with its oak and mixed forests and vineyards.
- Donaustadt – is the largest district of Vienna. Donaustadt is popular for a lot of greenery, the silence, the presence of parks and recreation areas, as well as the proximity of the Danube. The UN buildings are located here. The Seestadt Aspern project – one of the largest urban projects in Europe – is implemented in this district.
- Liesing – the district is located in the south of Vienna. This district is characterized by diversity: there are quiet residential areas, luxury villas and wine taverns, as well as the areas with industrial enterprises. There are not many immigrants in Liesing – about 13%. The green district on the border of the Vienna woods. Also one of the largest shopping malls – ShoppingCitySüd is situated on its territory.